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Disability Services

Syracuse University values diversity and seeks to promote equal access to educational opportunities for all Syracuse University students. Incoming students who believe they have a current and essential need for disability related should complete the online registration form.

For more information about other resources provided, visit disabilityservices.syr.edu or email disabilityservices@syr.edu.

Purchase Textbooks

Whether you select new, used or digital; ordering your textbooks online with the University Bookstore is economical and convenient. You may rest easy knowing that you are going to get the correct textbook in time for the first day of classes! Students who pick up their order early will be eligible to receive a free, reusable bag (while quantities last).

You may view your schedule on MySlice and then review the textbook information provided by your instructor on the University Bookstore's textbook website.

There is no New York State sales tax on required and recommended textbooks for courses. Bookstore Charge, Bookstore gift cards and all major credit cards are accepted for online purchases. Additionally, the Bookstore accepts SUpercard PLUS, personal checks and cash for in-store purchases.

For those who prefer to make textbook purchases after arriving on campus, the knowledgeable staff will be available to assist in finding required material and understanding purchasing options. Course materials may come in a range of formats from print copies, to digital access codes or e-books. Students may even be enrolled in an Orange Instant Access class, which conveniently provides students their low cost, digital course materials directly through Blackboard! Be sure to have your class schedule and SU I.D. with you when purchasing course materials.

Learning Communities

If you have not already done so, you should check out the 25+ Learning Communities here at Syracuse University! Learning Communities allow you to live and learn with a group of students who share a common academic major or interest. By being an active participant, learning communities can help you to make friends fast, succeed academically, find faculty mentors, and build a professional network - and it's all at no cost to you. As they fill up quickly, the sooner you apply the better chances you have of getting in.

For more information, visit the Learning Communities website, email the lcs@syr.edu or call 315.443.2079.

Dome Athletic Tickets

Students entering during the spring semester may visit cuse.com/students to purchase single game tickets for the remainder of the 2019-20 Men’s Basketball season. Admission to both Women’s Basketball and Lacrosse are free of charge for all Syracuse University students! Season tickets are still available in the form of the Student Pass.

Student Pass holders receive additional benefits including a student section t-shirt, exclusive experiences and guaranteed seats for sold out games.



Buying Computers and Software

The Syracuse University Bookstore is the site of 'CuseTech – your technology center on campus for education priced Apple and Dell technology, gaming systems and computer accessories. 

The Bookstore has an array of computers in stock that are selected to meet or exceed the technical specifications of the University's schools and colleges.

Visit the Syracuse University Bookstore website for special offers  including computers, trade-in programs and extended warranties covering accidental damage and liquid spills.


Rent a Microfridge

This all-in-one refrigerator, freezer, and microwave unit is approved by Syracuse University for use in residence halls and will help make your room feel a little more like home! Only $199.99 (plus 8% New York State sales tax) covers the entire school year, including free delivery to your residence hall room and pickup in the spring.

Order by (coming soon!) to receive guaranteed delivery to your residence hall room before you move in and receive $20 off the annual rental!

Visit the Syracuse University Bookstore website to order. 

Banks and ATMs

For your convenience, you may wish to establish a personal bank account with a local bank prior to your arrival on campus. Information concerning types of accounts available, minimum deposits and required identification to open the accounts is available from each bank. View the list of area banks, the Bank and ATM Map and explore the Treasurer's Office website.

Please Note: Local banks will not cash your personal checks unless you have an account with them. Therefore, you will want to plan ahead and establish an account to have access to funds via an ATM machine.

Veterans Educational Benefits

Whether you are a new first-year or transfer student, we hope you will visit the Veterans Resource Center at 700 University Ave (across from the Whitman School of Management) in room 107. For more information, visit the Veterans Resource Center website.

When you are ready to use your VA educational benefits, you must complete an SU Request for Certification form each term. For inquires pertaining to your specific eligibility, contact Veterans Affairs by phone at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551).



Parking Permits

First-Year Residential Students

First-Year students are not eligible for parking and must petition to request a permit. See the First-Year Parking Policy for more information.

First-Year Commuter Students

First-Year commuter students are eligible to purchase a campus parking permit starting on Jan. 2, 2020. To purchase a permit, complete the Student Parking Permit Application and send the completed application to Parking and Transit Services.

New Transfer Students 

New transfer students are eligible to apply for a campus parking permit starting Jan. 2, 2020. To purchase your permit, log into your MySlice account and click on the Parking Services link. 

Questions? Contact Parking and Transit Services at parkmail@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.4652.


Winter Welcome Operation Hours 

  • Jan.10, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 11, 12-4 p.m.
  • Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Jan. 13 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Bookstore Charge Account

Matriculated Syracuse University students may open a Bookstore Charge account to pay for Bookstore purchases by completing and submitting a Retail Installment Agreement.

  • There is no late fee or annual fee.
  • There is no interest charged if the Bookstore Charge account balance is paid in full on or before the due date.
  • If you prefer to extend payments over time, an annual percentage rate (APR) of 16% interest charge is applied.
  • Your SU I.D. card will be encoded for use as your Bookstore Charge card.
  • Bookstore Charge accounts are subject to a maximum credit limit of $2,000.
  • If you are under 21 years of age, a parent or guardian must cosign the agreement.

    For complete terms and conditions, and to apply for a Bookstore Charge account, download the Retail Installment Agreement and mail it to the Bookstore before you arrive on campus. Agreements are also available at the Credit Department on the upper level of the Bookstore in the Schine Student Center.
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, SUpercard PLUS, Bookstore gift cards, cash and personal checks are accepted.

Cable TV and Landline Telephone Services

Other Devices and SU's Networks

Many, but not all gaming devices, TVs, streaming devices, TiVos, VoIP phones and other similar devices are supported on the Gadgets&Games wireless network. To connect your device(s), select the Gadgets&Games wireless network. All of these devices are also supported on SU’s wired network and should connect automatically when the Ethernet cable is plugged in. They are not supported on AirOrangeX.

Most wireless printers will not work on campus WiFi networks, including Syracuse University’s, because they were designed for smaller, less secure home networks. We recommend a Bluetooth wireless connection or USB cable instead. A device needs an Ethernet port to connect to the wired network.

Cable TV Services
  • Charter Spectrum digital cable television service is provided in all SU residential facilities. All channels are transmitted in High Definition and Clear QAM format.
  • You will need to supply your own coaxial cable to connect your television to the CATV jack. Coaxial cables can be purchased at any store that sells consumer electronics.
  • If you have an internet-enabled TV, you will need to supply your own Ethernet cable to connect it to the wired network. Many, but not all Internet TVs are supported on the Gadgets&Games wireless network.
  • To view all available channels, you must configure the TV. First, set it to receive a cable or CATV signal. Next, locate and run the TV’s “auto program” or initial setup.  Please refer to your owner’s manual or visit the ITS Service Center website at for FAQ’s and troubleshooting tips.
  • If you continue to have trouble, please call the ITS Service Center at 315.443.2677 or email  help@syr.edu. If you email, please include a phone number where we may call you back.